Black Button Four Grain Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Black Button
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 42%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • orange zest
  • melon
  • smoky
  • malted barley
  • floral
  • blackberry
  • sweet
  • leather
  • bitter

Black Button

Four Grain Bourbon (0.75l, 42%)
Price $55.99

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Character Goatson
Black Button’s flagship Bourbon with a bright, layered palate and a hint of floral aroma.

In 2012, Jason Barrett was a 24 year-old working in his great-grandfather’s button-making factory in Upstate New York, just like four generations of his family. But he was made for a different path. Before the year was out, he started his small-batch distillery operation in his home town of Rochester. But he is sentimental enough to have named his new rebel business after the family tradition — Black Button Distilling. A few years later, in 2018, Black Button managed to purchase its own farm with the idea not only to begin producing their own ingredients for their line of Gins, but to grow oak trees in order to make their own casks. Today, the guys at Black Button have developed a wide range of unique products including a few Gins and Bourbons, an interesting "Bourbon Cream" Liqueur, Vodka and other Spirits. 

Released in 2014, the Four Grain Bourbon was one of the flagship Spirits from Black Button Distilling. Where most Bourbons use either wheat OR rye, this dram uses both in addition to the corn and malted barley. The official ratio of the mash bill is 60% corn, 20% wheat, 11% malted barley, and 9% rye. Importantly, all the grains are sourced locally from farms near the distillery in Rochester, New York. Each bottle is comprised of barrels that have aged between fourteen and twenty-six months and it’s bottled at 42% ABV.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Black Button
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 42%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is lively with notes of toffee, oak, some florals from the barley influence, and a bit of leather.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The complex palate is layered, robust, and bright with notes of Angostura Orange Bitters, vanilla, charred oak, and a dark caramel sweetness on the back palate.

Finish
The finish is surprisingly smooth for its youth with a hint of sweetness and toasted oak.
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  • orange zest
  • melon
  • smoky
  • malted barley
  • floral
  • blackberry
  • sweet
  • leather
  • bitter
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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